Frequently Asked Questions

+ When is the Savannah Stopover Music Festival?

For 2020, the dates are Thursday, March 5th, Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th.

+ What's the Festival all about?

We started the festival in 2011 as a way for bands traveling down I-95 en route to SXSW to stop and play a show in a cool, small Southern city known for it’s hospitality. From there, it kind of spread like wild fire. Our mission revolves around musical discovery, we want you to find your new favorite band. Be the first to hear what's next!

+ When do Stopover 2020 tickets go on sale?

You can purchase your tickets online beginning in October 2019. Sign up for our mailing list for the latest updates.

+ Do you have any other shows during the year?

We do — make sure to check out our Facebook page for the latest show.

+ How many bands get to play the festival?

It varies from year to year, but generally about 85 to 100 during the three day Festival.

+ When will you announce the full lineup and schedule?

We'll announce the first wave lineup in late 2019, followed by the full lineup in early 2020.

+ Can I bring my children? Are there any All Ages venues?

Children under 10 years of age are free! As for under-21 venues, any shows at Ships of the Sea Museum and The Grey are open to All Ages. Congress Street Social Club is all ages outside during Stopover Shows (until 9 pm). Most venues are 21+ and require government-issued id for entry.

+ Are the venues ADA accessible?

Savannah Stopover uses a number of venues throughout Savannah that have varying degrees of accessibility. For any accessibility-related questions, please contact the venue directly as they will be able to provide specific information.

+ Stopover is in March. What’s the weather like?

Average high is 71, but due to global weirding, it may be warmer (or cooler.) Spring in Savannah is just kicking off in early March. Typically you can expect days with nice afternoons, cool evenings. A great time all around, but make sure to bring some layers.

+ Can I bring my dog?

Savannah is a dog friendly city, but our venues not so much. We request that no pets are brought to the festival.

Service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome. If you are bringing a service animal, make sure to check in at the ticketing office for registration.

• Any animal whose task is to provide protection, emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship, is not considered a service animal and will not be allowed into the venue.

• All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

• Service animals must be housebroken and well-trained. Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.

+ You can drink in the streets in Savannah?

Yes, as long as you stay in the Historic District North of Gaston Street. Almost all of our venues are located within this district. All drinks must be in a 16 oz opaque plastic cup. The door guy at all bars downtown will give you a cup as you walk out the door to experience your next band! And BTW, you better be sure to have your of age government-issued photo id with you in order to get into our 21+ venues.

+ I’d like to become a sponsor.

Send us an email at We'd love to hear what you're all about and how we can partner up for Stopover 2020!